Starting a small Tavern in rural Northern California. Barley and Hops Tavern catalogs the trials and tribulations of the restaurant biz, and teaching wine country to love beer.

Friday, April 25, 2008

All oiled up

The first thing a patron sees upon entering the tavern is the staircase. We've spent more time stripping and sanding this staircase than any other single item. Fortunately, it turned out to be wonderful black walnut (I think) under all of that paint, which we've rubbed down with linseed oil, and it's a beauty. Next comes lacquering, something I've never done, which is why I know it will

1) be easy
and
2) come out perfect on my first try

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